John Lynam 1789–1837

Letters of Administration

John Lynam was left a House called Green House that was rented by Thomas Smith, and also left a Croft that was probably part of the land to this house, but was worked by his father Erasmus Lynam, and John has to pay his sister Ann Lynam £10

The Administration of John Lynam born 1789 died 1837 without leaving a will, so Administration had to be taken out by his wife Ann née Johnson

Administration in the Bishops Court of Lichfield in the Goods of John Lynam, Deceased
Appeared personally Ann Lynam of the parish of Duffield in the County of Derby, Widow
the party applying for Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effects of the said John Lynam late of the parish of Duffield in the County of Derby aforesaid Farmer, Deceased and made Oath that the Estate and Effects of the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as a Trustee for any other person or persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estate or Estates for years of the deceased, if any, whether absolute or determinable on lives, and without deducting anything on account of the debts, due and owing from the said deceased, are under the value of Fifty Pounds, to the best of this deponent's knowledge, information and belief.

Sworn in the 11th day April 1837 before us
Jas Thos Law, Chancellor Ann Lynam X her mark

At Derby the 11th day of April 1837 before the Reverend James Thomas Law, Chancellor.
Appeared personally Ann Lynam and suggested that John Lynam late of theParish of Duffield in the County of Derby, Farmer, deceased, departed this life upwards of Fourteen days since, Intestate, and the she was the widow and relict of the said deceased and party intitled to letters ofAdministration of his goods and personal estate. Wherefore she prayed the same to be granted to her which the Chancellor aforesaid on her taking the usual Oath and giving good security decreed to be granted to her accordingly
The said Ann Lynam being duly sworn, as also that the personal effect of the deceased is not of the value of £50 (fifty pounds)
Before me Jas. T. Law, Chancellor

Know all Men by these Presents that we Ann Lynam of the Parish of Duffield in the county of Derby, widow, John Johnson of the same place, farmer, and George Macklain, of the Borough of Derby, Saddler
are held and firmly bound unto James Thomas Law, Clerk Master of ActsVicar General of the Diocese of Lichfield in the sum of one hundred pounds, of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said James Thomas Law, or to his certain Attorney his executors, administrators or assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made.We oblige ourselves and every one of us by himself and themselves for the whole our and every on, of our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated the Eleventh day April in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, king Defender of the Faith, to and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Severn

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden AnnLynam Administrator of all the singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of John Lynam deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession of knowledge of her the said Ann Lynam, or unto the hands and possession of any person, persons for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the registry of the Bishops Court of Lichfield, at or before the last day of June next ensuing and the same Goods Chattels and Credits and all other the Goods Cattle and Credits of the said deceased at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come into the hands or possession of the said Ann Lynam or into the hands and possession of anyother pers on or persons for her do well and truly administer according to law. And further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of said administration at or before the last day of April 1838 and all the rest and residue of the said Goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administration account the same being first examined and allowed of by the judge or judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their decree or Sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second intitled an Act for the better settling of Intestate Estates shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased and the executor or executors therein do exhibit the same into the said Court making to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Ann Lynam above bounden being therein to required do render and deliver the said letters of Administration approbation of such testaments being first had and made in the said Court then this obligation to be void or else to remain full forever and virtue

Sealed and delivered Ann Lynam signed her name with a X
in the presences of John Johnson signed

J. T. Law George Macklain signed


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